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Fireweed vs Tarragon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fireweed and Tarragon?

  • Fireweed has less Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Folate and Copper than Tarragon.
  • Tarragon's daily need coverage for Iron is 374% higher.

We used Fireweed, leaves, raw and Spices, tarragon, dried types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains less Sodium -45.2%
Contains more Iron +1245.8%
Contains more Calcium +165.5%
Contains more Potassium +511.3%
Contains more Magnesium +122.4%
Contains more Copper +111.6%
Contains more Zinc +46.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 129% 44% 112% 107% 73% 47% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1212% 342% 267% 248% 226% 107% 135% 9%
Contains less Sodium -45.2%
Contains more Iron +1245.8%
Contains more Calcium +165.5%
Contains more Potassium +511.3%
Contains more Magnesium +122.4%
Contains more Copper +111.6%
Contains more Zinc +46.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +2172.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +660.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +877.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281.3%
Contains more Folate +144.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 216% 0% 0% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 0% 0% 85%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 167% 252% 0% 0% 63% 309% 168% 0% 557% 0% 0% 206%
Contains more Vitamin C +2172.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +660.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +877.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +281.3%
Contains more Folate +144.6%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
55
Fireweed
143
Tarragon
Mineral Summary Score
75
Fireweed
318
Tarragon

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
28%
Fireweed
137%
Tarragon
Carbohydrates
19%
Fireweed
50%
Tarragon
Fats
13%
Fireweed
33%
Tarragon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Fireweed Tarragon
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Fireweed Tarragon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tarragon
Tarragon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fireweed
Fireweed contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.881g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Fireweed
Fireweed is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Fireweed Tarragon Opinion
Calories 103 295 Tarragon
Protein 4.71 22.77 Tarragon
Fats 2.75 7.24 Tarragon
Vitamin C 2.2 50 Tarragon
Carbs 19.22 50.22 Tarragon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.4 32.3 Tarragon
Calcium 429 1139 Tarragon
Potassium 494 3020 Tarragon
Magnesium 156 347 Tarragon
Sugars
Fiber 10.6 7.4 Fireweed
Copper 0.32 0.677 Tarragon
Zinc 2.66 3.9 Tarragon
Starch
Phosphorus 108 313 Tarragon
Sodium 34 62 Fireweed
Vitamin A 3598 4200 Tarragon
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.033 0.251 Tarragon
Vitamin B2 0.137 1.339 Tarragon
Vitamin B3 4.674 8.95 Tarragon
Vitamin B5 1.356 Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.632 2.41 Tarragon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 112 274 Tarragon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.881 Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.474 Tarragon
Polyunsaturated fat 3.698 Tarragon
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/nutrients
  2. Tarragon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170937/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.